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Mobile Scanning using RFRain Handheld and RFRain Web Services ( RWS ).

August 29, 2023


A medium size business with a large inventory was looking for a way to easily scan a large number of RFID tags using an RFID handheld. In addition, the business was looking for a quick way to associate the item number with its description to help the staff identify the item properly. However, the existing solution required the customer to develop an application software on an Android or IOS device and create or purchase an asset management solution on AWS and or Azure.


Use the RFR-RAIN-1-HANDHELD Rain IoT Edge handheld reader with its built-in Zone Manager Mobile Software and purchase a low cost monthly subscription of the RFRain Web Services ( RWS ) solution hosted in the cloud. The solution provides the following advantages:

  • Connect your phone, notepad, or laptop to the RFR-RAIN-1-HANDHELD hotspot.
  • Use the pre-installed Zone Manager Mobile software to scan hundreds of assets in a few seconds.
  • Benefit from a dense read rate nearly identical to a fixed reader as well as a large antenna to read tags as far as 30ft or more.
  • Benefit from a 12000 mAh battery running on the handheld reader in a high speed mode for more than 4 hours.
  • Download the data associated with the EPC tag number from the customer’s RWS account automatically to the RFR-RAIN-1-HANDHELD.
  • Upload user specific asset information from the RFR-RAIN-1-HANDHELD reader into the RWS account in real time.
  • Generate reports in real time, and get real time information from your global operations.
  • Use one dashboard on the RWS account to track the asset information from a fixed, mobile reader, handheld or video images captured from a gateway.
  • Most importantly, save thousands of dollars in implementation and deployment costs.


The customer is able to scan, and automatically upload or download asset information into the RWS account without the need to develop a software application on the phone or mobile computer. Further, the customer is able to load the information automatically in the cloud in real time directly from the handheld.


  • RFR-RAIN-1-HANDHELD with the following options:
  • Internal batteries lasting over 4 hours.
  • Hotspot capability to allow external devices to connect to the handheld directly.
  • WIFI for real-time streaming.
  • 1 large antenna with 7dbi gain.


RFR-ZM: Zone Manager software is pre-installed on the reader.

RFR-ZM-MOB: Zone Manager mobile pre-installed on the reader to access and run the handheld reader using a phone, tablet, or mobile computer.

RWS: Zone Manager Asset Management software running in the cloud to store all the asset information in real-time from every handheld.

If you want to streamline your business process with an intuitive, customizable, and comprehensive RFID handheld reader, visit our website: www.rfrain.com or comment below.

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